Does bringing a food truck into your neighborhood or organization really benefit the local economy? The answer is yes -plain and simple! Even more so during these unprecedented times we are living in.
By supporting small business owners you keep local dollars within your geographical area. This not only benefits the small business owner, it also benefits you as a resident. How do you ask?
Let’s look at some facts.
According to the Grand National Savings Bank article “Five Reasons to Spend Local in Your Community”, there are five reasons to do this. Let’s take a look at them!
First, local entrepreneurs cater to the preferences of a specific region or demographic. For instance, if you live in Michigan you may find handcrafted items geared towards the Great Lakes. Whereas if you reside in Colorado a more eclectic array of goods focused on winter sports such as skiing may be found.
Secondly, local businesses have the ability to attract tourists. Tourists, along with native residents purchase items and increase the economic vitality in your community!
Next, “Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong: in our community. If you’re looking for the ultimate good excuse to go shopping…this is it!” (Source).
Shopping locally also has a positive impact on your global footprint. Shopping in your city rather than online, lessens the amount of fuel and energy used. Eliminating the shipping process has a plethora of benefits.
Lastly, by supporting locally owned businesses you are impacting the job force in a positive way. Local businesses hire local persons, again keeping the money and tax dollars in your community.
So, does booking food trucks into your neighborhood, business, organization, or private party/event really help? Yes, it really does! Take the step, you won’t regret it!